Monday, 7 January 2013

Objective General Knowledge

Q.Which one among the following is the fastest Indian Super-computer recently developed by ISRO?
 1Saga-220
 2Aakash-A1
 3Tianhe-1A
 4Jaguar-Cray
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following vitamins is necessary for blood clotting?
 1Vitamin D
 2Vitamin A
 3Vitamin K
 4Vitamin C
  Ans: 3
Q.The Nehru-Mahalanobis strategy of development guided the planning practice in India from the-
 1Fourth Five-Year Plan to the Eight Five-Year Plan
 2First Five-Year Plan to the Sixth Five-Year Plan
 3Second Five-Year Plan to the Seventh Five-Year Plan
 4First Five-Year Plan to the Eight Five-Year Plan
  Ans: 3
Q.While a proclamation of emergency is in operation, the duration of the Lok Sabha can be extended for a period -
 1not exceeding nine months
 2not exceeding three months
 3of two years at a time
 4of one year at a time
  Ans: 4
Q.If you travel along the Suez Canal from Port Said to Suez, you will come across several lakes. which of the following lakes is not on this Canal?
 1Little Bitter Lake
 2Lake Gatun
 3Great Bitter Lake
 4Lake Timsah
  Ans: 2
Q.What is a cloudburst?
 1It refers to sudden and copious rainfall over a small area which often lasts for only a few minutes
 2It refers to 50 mm rain over a period of time
 3It is caused by rapid condensation of very high clouds
 4It refers to a thunderstorm with little rain
  Ans: 1
Q.The macro-nutrients provided by inorganic fertilizers are -
 1carbon, iron and boron
 2nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium
 3magnesium, zinc and iron
 4magnesium, manganese and sulphur
  Ans: 2
Q.Vermicompost is a/an -
 1Inorganic Fertilizer
 2Toxic Substance
 3Organic Biofertilizer
 4Synthetic Fertilizer
  Ans: 3
Q.In wildlife conservation, which one among the following best defines an 'endemic' species?
 1A species confined to a particular region and not found anywhere else
 2When the critical number of a species declines in a forest due to parasitic attack
 3A species which is cosmopolitan and can be commonly found in a biosphere
 4An endangered species which is found in a few restricted areas on the Earth
  Ans: 1
Q.Duncan passage is located between -
 1Little and Great Nicobar
 2North and Middle Andaman
 3South and Little Andaman
 4Middle and South Andaman
  Ans: 3
Q.The site of Harappa is located on the bank of river-
 1Ravi
 2Beas
 3Indus
 4Saraswati
  Ans: 1
Q.Who among the following Governor Generals formed the Triple Alliance against Tipu Sultan?
 1Lord Wellesley
 2Lord William Bentick
 3Lord Cornwallis
 4Warren Hastings
  Ans: 3
Q.The Constitution of India is republican because it-
 1provides for adult franchise
 2provides for an elected Parliament
 3has no hereditary elements
 4contains a bill of rights
  Ans: 3
Q.Which one among the following statements is correct with regard to the C-5M Super Galaxy?
 1It is a large military transport aircraft
 2It is a large military helicopter
 3It is a US fighter aircraft to the completed in 2014
 4It is a galaxy of stars very close to the Sun
  Ans: 1
Q.The best colours for a Sun umbrella will be -
 1white on top and black on inside
 2red on top and black on inside
 3black on top and white on inside
 4black on top and red on inside
  Ans: 1
Q.Before X-ray examination (coloured X-ray) of the stomach, patients are given suitable salt of barium because -
 1barium is a good absorber of X-rays and helps stomach to appear clearly
 2barium salts are white in colour and this helps stomach to appear clearly
 3barium allows X-rays to pass through the stomach
 4barium salts are easily available
  Ans: 1
Q.The elements of a group in the periodic table-
 1are isobars
 2have consecutive atomic numbers
 3have similar chemical properties
 4are isotopes
  Ans: 3
Q.The pH of human blood is normally around-
 17.5-8.0
 24.5-5.5
 35.5-6.5
 48.5-9.0
  Ans: 1
Q.The pH of fresh groundwater slightly decreases upon exposure to air because -
 1carbon dioxide from air is dissolved in the water
 2oxygen from air is dissolved in the water
 3the dissolved oxygen of the groundwater escapes into air
 4the dissolved carbon dioxide of the groundwater escapes into air
  Ans: 4
Q.Which among the following countries has given a grant of US $ 1 billion for the reconstruction of the Nalanda University?
 1Japan
 2UK
 3USA
 4China
  Ans: 4
Q.The main area of production of icebergs is found in -
 1the East Coast of Japan
 2the West Coast of Greenland
 3the North Coast of Siberia
 4the West Coast of Africa
  Ans: 2
Q.The Operation Polo was associated with the annexation of which one among the following Princely States into Indian Union?
 1Hyderabad
 2Junagarh
 3Kashmir
 4Travancore
  Ans: 1
Q.The name of Ram Prasad Bismil is associated with -
 1Alipore Conspiracy Case
 2Kanpur Conspiracy Case
 3Meerut Conspiracy Case
 4Kakori Conspiracy Case
  Ans: 4
Q.Which one among the following was not a demand of the Prarthana Samaj?
 1Women education
 2Abolition of untouchability
 3Raising the age of marriage for boys and girls
 4Widow remarriage
  Ans: 2
Q.Which one among the following nontoxic gases helps in formation of enzymes which ripen fruit?
 1Methane
 2Acetylene
 3Ethane
 4Carbon dioxide
  Ans: 2
Q.Age of fossil may be found out by determining the ratio of two isotopes of carbon. The isotopes are -
 1C-12 and C-13
 2C-13 and C-14
 3C-12 and C-14
 4C-12 and carbon black
  Ans: 3
Q.Who among the following Chinese travellers visited the kingdoms of Harshavardhana and Kumar Bhaskar Varma?
 1I-tsing
 2Fa-Hien
 3Hiuen Tsang
 4Sun Shuyun
  Ans: 3
Q.Which one among the following Indus cities was known for water management?
 1Lothal
 2Harappa
 3Dholavira
 4Mohenjo-daro
  Ans: 3
Q.Which one among the following States was first annexed by Lord Dalhousie under the Doctrine for Lapse?
 1Satara
 2Sambalpur
 3Jhansi
 4Nagpur
  Ans: 1
Q.Ashokan inscriptions of Mansehra and Shahbazgadhi are written in -
 1Prakrit language, Kharoshthi script
 2Prakrit language, Brahmi script
 3Prakrit-Aramaic language, Brahmi script
 4Aramaic language, Kharoshthi script
  Ans: 1
Q.The fossil of Archaeopteryx represents the evidence of origin of-
 1birds from reptiles
 2mammals from reptiles
 3reptiles from amphibians
 4mammals from birds
  Ans: 1
Q.Fiscal policy in India is formulated by-
 1the Reserve Bank of India
 2the Finance Ministry
 3the Planning Commission
 4the Securities and Exchange Board of India
  Ans: 2
Q.The imaginary line of the Earth's surface that closely follows the 180 degree Meridian is -
 1Prime Meridian
 2International Date Line
 3Equator
 4Tropic of Cancer
  Ans: 2
Q.Lack of atmosphere around the Moon is due to-
 1high escape velocity of air molecule and low gravitational attraction
 2low escape velocity of air molecule and low gravitational attraction
 3high escape velocity of air molecule only
 4low gravitational attraction only
  Ans: 2
Q.What is the major role of a greenhouse gas that contributes to temperature rise of the Earth's surface?
 1Stops both incoming sunlight and outgoing infrared radiation
 2Transparent to both incoming sunlight and outgoing infrared radiation
 3Lets incoming sunlight pass through but stops outgoing infrared radiation
 4Lets outgoing infrared radiation pass through but stops incoming sunlight
  Ans: 3
Q.The basis of European Union began with the signing of -
 1Treaty of Paris
 2Maastricht Trearty
 3Treaty of Lisbon
 4Treaty of Rome
  Ans: 2
Q.The soil formed by wind bust in and around hot deserts is called -
 1loamy soil
 2silty soil
 3loess soil
 4sandy soil
  Ans: 4
Q.The TEAM-9 initiative is a techno-economic cooperation venture between India and eight countries of -
 1North Africa
 2Central Africa
 3East Africa
 4West Africa
  Ans: 4
Q.Which one among the following is the type of the Comoros Islands which lie in the Indian Ocean between Northern Madagascar and the African Coast?
 1Folded
 2Volcanic
 3Eolian deposited
 4Glacial eroded
  Ans: 2
Q.If news is broadcast from London at 10:30 AM, at what time it will be heard at Baghdad (45 degree E)
 19:00 AM
 27:30 AM
 312:00 Noon
 41:30 PM
  Ans: 4
Q.Who among the following scholars were contemporary of Kanishka? 1. Ashvaghosa 2. Nagarjuna 3. Vasumitra 4. Chanakya Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
 11 and 2 only
 23 and 4
 32 and 4
 41,2 and 3
  Ans: 4
Q.Sabin Award is given for the conservation of -
 1reptiles
 2birds
 3amphibians
 4corals
  Ans: 3
Q.The Indian research station Himadri is located at -
 1Siachen
 2Darjeeling
 3Antarctica
 4Arctic Region
  Ans: 4
Q.In the year 2011, a missile named 'PRAHAR', developed by DRDO was test fired. This is a -
 1short-range surface to air missile
 2long-range surface to air missile
 3short-range surface to surface missile
 4long-range surface to surface missile
  Ans: 3
Q.Which one among the following statements is correct?
 1All enzymes are proteins
 2All proteins are enzymes
 3None of the enzymes is protein
 4None of the proteins is enzyme
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following statements is correct?
 1All bases are alkalis
 2None of the bases is alkali
 3There are no more bases except the alkalis
 4All alkalis are bases but all bases are not alkalis
  Ans: 4
Q.Which one among the following statements about NATO is not correct?
 1NATO has 28 independent member States
 2The US is an ex officio member of NATO
 3NATO is a collective defence organization in Europe
 4Turkey is a member of NATO
  Ans: 3
Q.The National Commission for Women was created by -
 1an amendment in the Constitution of India
 2an Act passed by the Parliament
 3an order of the President of India
 4a decision of the Union Cabinet
  Ans: 2
Q.Under which law it is prescribed that all proceedings in the Supreme Court of India shall be in English language?
 1The Supreme Court Rules, 1966
 2Article 145 of the Constitution of India
 3Article 348 of the Constitution of India
 4A Legislation made by the Parliament
  Ans: 3
Q.Which one of the following reactions is the main cause of the energy radiation from the Sun?
 1Diffusion reaction
 2Chemical reaction
 3Fission reaction
 4Fusion reaction
  Ans: 4
Q.What was the theme of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting organized in Davos, Switzerland?
 1Shaping the Post-Crisis World
 2Shared Norms for a New Reality
 3The power of collaborative innovation
 4Improve the state of the world: rethink, redesign, rebuild
  Ans: 2
Q.Which core sector industry has the highest weight in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP)?
 1Coal
 2Crude Oil
 3Electricity
 4Petroleum refinery Products
  Ans: 3
Q.Which of the following has a 51:49 joint venture with Japanese automobile company Nissan for manufacturing light commercial vehicles in India?
 1Tata Motors
 2Ashok Leyland
 3Mahindra and Mahindra
 4Bajaj Auto
  Ans: 4
Q.According to the FDI data released by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on August 10, 2012, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow in India declined to what amount in the April-June quarter of fiscal 2012-13?
 16.4 billion dollar
 25 billion dollar
 35.4 billion dollar
 47 billion dollar
  Ans: 3
Q.Which of the following has made the largest inbound foreign direct investment in India till date?
 1Vodafone
 2BP Plc
 3Vedanta Resource
 4Dailchi Sankyo
  Ans: 1
Q.SEBI, on August 16, 2012 has made it mandatory that all listed companies must have minimum ________ public shareholdings by June 2013.
 110%
 220%
 330%
 425%
  Ans: 4
Q.Which leading Indian business house sold its group company Centum Learning to Everonn Education?
 1Reliance
 2Bharti Group
 3Toyota
 4LIC
  Ans: 2
Q.Over 90% of the world's biomass is in-
 1freshwater wetlands
 2tropical rain forests
 3oceans
 4topsoils
  Ans: 2
Q.Which one among the following is a source of methane emission into the atmosphere?
 1Industrial chimney
 2Automobile exhaust fume
 3Wetland
 4Mining
  Ans: 3
Q.Carbon dioxide is called greenhouse gas because-
 1it is used in photosynthesis
 2its absorbs infrared radiation
 3it emits visible radiation
 4its concentration remains always higher than other gases
  Ans: 2
Q.In SONAR, we use -
 1radio waves
 2audible sound waves
 3infrasonic waves
 4ultrasonic waves
  Ans: 4
Q.A liquid is kept in a regular cylindrical vessel up to a certain height. If this vessel is replaced by another cylindrical vessel having half the area of cross-section of the bottom, the pressure on the bottom will -
 1be increased to twice the earlier pressure
 2be reduced to one-fourth the earlier pressure
 3remain unaffected
 4be reduced to half the earlier pressure
  Ans: 1
Q.The time period of a simple pendulum having a spherical wooden bob is 2 second. If the bob is replaced by a metallic one twice as heavy, the time period will be -
 1more than 2 second
 21 second
 32 second
 4less than 1 second
  Ans: 3
Q.Which one among the following statements about an atom is not correct?
 1Atoms are the basic units from which molecules and ions are formed
 2Atoms always combine to form molecules
 3Atoms aggregate in large numbers to form the matter that we can see, feel and touch
 4Atoms are always neutral in nature
  Ans: 3
Q.Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
 1Vitamin B1 - Retinol
 2Vitamin C - Calciferol
 3Vitamin B6 - Niacin
 4Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
  Ans: 4
Q.Who of the following was impeached by the British Parliament?
 1Lord Cornwallis
 2T.B. Macaulay
 3Warren Hastings
 4Lord Clive
  Ans: 3
Q.The first hour of every sitting of the Lok Sabha is called -
 1Public hour
 2Question hour
 3Privilege hour
 4Zero hour
  Ans: 2
Q.Wind actions create 'Mushroom rocks' which are usually found in-
 1Tropical coastal area
 2Hills
 3Plateaus
 4Deserts
  Ans: 4
Q.The Black rust of disease of wheat is caused by-
 1Xanthomonas graminis
 2Puccinia graminis
 3Puccinia recondita
 4None of these
  Ans: 2
Q.The most abundant gas in the earth's atmosphere is-
 1Nitrogen
 2Oxygen
 3Carbon dioxide
 4Hydrogen
  Ans: 1
.National Defence Academy is situated at
 1Pune
 2Kolkata
 3Mumbai
 4Dehradun
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following is not correctly matched?
 1Bhangra-Punjab
 2Bihu-Nagaland
 3Garba-Gujarat
 4Tamasha-Maharashtra
  Ans: 2
Q.India's largest museum is located at
 1Kolkata
 2Delhi
 3Bengaluru
 4Chennai
  Ans: 1
Q.The Bhakra Dam is built across the river
 1Ravi
 2Chenab
 3Sutlej
 4Jhelum
  Ans: 3
Q.Breeding and management of bees is called
 1Sericulture
 2Apiculture
 3Silviculture
 4Pisciculture
  Ans: 2
Q.Excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks causes damage to
 1Liver
 2Lungs
 3Kidney
 4Heart
  Ans: 1
Q.The headquarters of North Western Railway is located at
 1Allahabad
 2Jaipur
 3Mumbai
 4Jabalpur
  Ans: 2
Q.Which award is given for excellence in sports?
 1Jamnalal Bajaj
 2Jnanpith
 3Arjuna
 4None of these
  Ans: 3
Q.How many spokes are there in our national emblem 'Ashoka Chakra'?
 112
 215
 320
 424
  Ans: 4
Q.The normal term of office of UN Secretary-General is
 13 yeras
 24 years
 36 years
 45 years
  Ans: 3

Q.Which of these continents has maximum per capita land?
 1Europe
 2Asia
 3Australia
 4North America
  Ans: 3
Q.The working principle of a washing machine is -
 1Dialysis
 2Centrifugation
 3Reverse osmosis
 4Diffusion
  Ans: 2
Q.Central Vigilance Commission was set up on the recommendation of -
 1Gorwala Report
 2Administrative Reforms Commission of India
 3Santhanam Committee
 4Kripalani Committee
  Ans: 3
Q.Through which mountain range passes the Konkan Railway Track?
 1Western Ghat
 2Himadri
 3Eastern Ghat
 4Neelgiri Hills
  Ans: 1
Q.Lighting and Thundering are the characteristic feature of -
 1Mesophere
 2Ionosphere
 3Stratosphere
 4Troposphere
  Ans: 4
Q.Which of these volcanoes is called the 'Light House of the Mediterranean'?
 1Elgon
 2Stramboli
 3Etna
 4Vesuvius
  Ans: 2
Q.Which one of the following countries had recently joined World Trade Organisation?
 1Myanmar
 2Austria
 3Russia
 4Taiwan
  Ans: 3
Q.With which one of the following products is 'De Beers' associated?
 1Diamond
 2Tea
 3Nuclear Energy
 4Textiles
  Ans: 1
Q.FATF stands for-
 1Financial Accountability Task Frame
 2Fiscal Accountability Trade Force
 3Fiscal Action Task Force
 4Financial Action Task Force
  Ans: 4
Q.Major producer of mulberry silk in India is -
 1Jharkhand
 2Jammu and Kashmir
 3Karnataka
 4Himachal Pradesh
  Ans: 3

Q.Antyodaya scheme is meant to help the
 1Muslims
 2Minorities
 3Poorest of the poor section of the society
 4Harijans
  Ans: 3
Q.'Dhanraj Pillay' was associated with
 1Hockey
 2Football
 3Cricket
 4Lawn Tennis
  Ans: 1
Q.As per Census 2011, the highest populated State is
 1Bihar
 2Uttar Pradesh
 3Madhya Pradesh
 4Tamil Nadu
  Ans: 2
Q.The upcoming Ultra Mega Power Projects(UMPPs) at Cheyyur and Sarguja are located respectively in
 1Kerala and Chhattisgarh
 2Tamil Nadu and Odisha
 3Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh
 4Kerala and Odisha
  Ans: 3
Q.Andheri's newly constructed headquarters of anti-terror force was inaugurated by N. Kumar Reddy on August 13, 2012 in Hyderabad. What is the name of this counter-terrorist commando force?
 1Anti Terrorism Agency (ATA)
 2Organization to Counter Terrorist Operations (Octopus)
 3Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS)
 4Anti Terrorism Operations (ATO)
  Ans: 2
Q.Which two countries signed Agreement for the Modernisation of Indian Railways?
 1India and Belgium
 2Indian and China
 3USA and India
 4Russia and India
  Ans: 1
Q.Name the Indian telecom service company which had acquired US firm WPCS International?
 1Shyam Telecom
 2MTNL
 3Tata Teleservices
 4Kavvery Telecom
  Ans: 4
Q.Which company was directed by the Supreme Court to refund an amount of 17400 crore of rupees to their Investors?
 1Sahara Group of Company
 2Reliance Industries
 3Air India
 4Vodafone
  Ans: 1
Q.Isle of Wight rock yielded three fossil footprints of Dinosaurs. In which one of the following countries Isle of Wight located?
 1Germany
 2USA
 3Africa
 4UK
  Ans: 4
Q.Which Indian Company signed a pact with French Energy company GDF Suez to import LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas)?
 1Indian Oil Corporation(IOC)
 2GAIL
 3ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation)
 4Reliance Petroleum Limited
  Ans: 2

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